What's on

Local Events

Looking for something to do in the Slieve Blooms? The Slieve Blooms have numerous walking events and now with some of the best mountain biking trails in the country, watch out for upcoming biking events. There’s plenty of activity in the area throughout the year: weekly organised walks, annual festivals and many other events rooted in the locality.

Only an hour and a bit from Dublin and Limerick and two hours from Cork and Galway the Slieve Bloom are easily accessible from all corners of Ireland. All are welcome! See our What’s On for all upcoming events.

  • Kinnitty Castle Knight Run

    10km Knight Run Challenge on Friday 2nd February 2024? The Run begins 7.30pm sharp. Further details available at https://midirelandadventure.ie/activities/kinnitty-knight-run/

  • 2nd Annual Mountain Biking Festival

    This major new event will take place from April 20th and 21st on the Slieve Bloom Mountain Biking Trails with events in Baunreagh and Kinnitty hosting a series of family-friendly bike themed activities. More information and registration on https://bikingblitz.ie/index.php/mtb-festival/

  • Slieve Bloom Walking Festival

    The Slieve Bloom Walking Festival takes place in spring every year as the bluebells come into full bloom and the hills are alive with birdsong.

    This year the Slieve Bloom Walking Club celebrates it’s 28th year with a wide variety of walks. The festival starts on Saturday May 4th and finishes on Monday May 6th. The festival offers a choice of woodland walks, riverside and gentle rolling hills with experienced walk leaders who will enhance your hike with stories of local history, geology and fauna. We have an A, B and C walks on both Saturday and Sunday. Our Monday walk is a Grade A 13k and will take about 4 hours. The C and B walks are easy to moderate with a more strenuous A walk which is more suitable for the more experienced hiker. Walk details are available on our website calendar (see below). Festival weekend charge options are as follows: €8 per walk or €20 includes Festival and Annual subscription (individual) or €30 Festival and Annual subscription (Family)

    For anyone who would like to join their hiking friends afterwards, Kinnitty Castle are providing a meal on Sunday, May 5th at 3.30pm. Two-course meal - Main course, Dessert, tea or coffee €25 (You must prebook)